PARENTS are being urged once again to make sure their children re at home after further deliberate fires.

Fire crews were called to fire involving a sofa on Lon-Y-Bryn Road, near Ysgol Friars in Bangor on Sunday, March 29.

These latest incidents come just days after firefighters were calle to four incidents at the Dingle Nature reserve, near Llangefni. A similar incident involving a skip happened in Prestatyn earlier on Sunday 29.

A spokesperson for North Wales Fire and Rescue said: "We were called to a deliberate ignition of a sofa in the open on Lon-Y-Bryn at 6.34pm.

"We sent one crew from Menai Bridge, We had to use a Scotty backpack and a beater, and called a stop at 6.39pm."

Following the incident, the crew deployed an 'Arson' board warning would be arsonists that they are being watched.

Arson reduction manager Tim Owen reiterated that this kind of behaviour is "completely unacceptable".

He said: "We need residents to help reduce demand on our firefighters.

“Deliberate fires place tremendous pressure on resources, with our crews committed for a considerable length of time trying to bring them under control - which prevents them from attending genuine emergencies.

“Actions like this do not help us keep our community safe. I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to parents to tell their children to stay home and impress upon them the message that deliberate fires endanger lives.

“Remember - setting fires is a criminal offence and we are actively working alongside North Wales Police to combat deliberate incidents.“

“Please follow Government and Local Authority advice about social distancing - we are staying here for you, please stay home for us.”

Anyone with information on such crimes is advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or North Wales Police on 101.